Category Archives: Literacy Back

AR and VR action – 26/27 June @ SLQ

The Digital Inclusion Forum is your chance to get hands-on with virtual reality

The Digital Inclusion Forum will let you explore new technologies with founder of Think Digital Coach Tim Gentle – digital crusader, educator, entrepreneur and advocate for regional, rural and remote living. Learn through virtual reality and augmented reality and create your own immersive experience using your smartphone.   Step on board the Think.Digital Coach – … Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more

What is the Reading Writing Hotline?

Reading writing hotline logo

It’s a free anonymous referral service for adults wishing to improve their literacy, numeracy and computing skills. The Hotline is funded by the federal government and is managed by TAFE NSW. The Reading Writing Hotline has a national database of course providers, including TAFE colleges, private RTO’s, libraries, community colleges, neighbourhood centres, and private tutors. … Read more

Video chat – all things digital and regional

  SLQ’s Tyler Wellensiek and Matt Finch have been working on some fantastic regional coding initiatives and creative play-based learning activities.  They joined Donna Hancox from Queensland University of Technology for a brief discussion about digital technologies and what it might mean for rural and regional Australian communities. Why not grab a cuppa, sit down … Read more